So I think there's a little frustrated fashion designer in just about everyone, don't you? I can sew to save my life (check back later this week for an ADORABLE no-sew project I did with Stampin' Up! fabric!) but I always see things and think "That needs a little red" or "that would look SO much cuter with a belt". Maybe it's because I am not a fashionista myself (like, at ALL) so I fantasize about dressing other people, with other peoples' budgets!
Recently I picked up a cute little paperboard dress form at a craft store with the intention of just using it by itself as a decor item. But then I saw one pattern in the Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper and something clicked; I wanted to make a dress out of this gorgeous paper!
So, if you read my post yesterday, you know that we have been having a heat wave. I wanted to do something that didn't require a lot of up and down-ing, fussing or rummaging around in my stash. With just a sheet of paper, a 3/4 Circle Punch, some adhesive, a couple of lengths of ribbon and trim and my little dress form I made this:
(Sorry for the shadows; I am halfway through my photography class!) Isn't that CUTE? And it was so easy. I just sat there and punched circles and layered them on, folding the circles back on a crisp crease to form the neckline. Here's a closeup of that
And here's a closeup of the sash (it's a little fuzzy)
The reason I wanted to show you the sash this close was that I am using the Victoria Crochet Trim over Old Olive Satin Ribbon. This pairing allows the color of the ribbon to show through the trim and the lustre of the satin lends a little elan to the whole getup. Pretty huh? So would I make it even through the first ten minutes of Project Runway?
Do you watch it? What was your favorite season? Will there EVER be anyone as awesome as that pixie-man Christian Siriano? If you do watch, do you do what some of us do and think of the colors and patterns in Stampin Up! terms? "I loved that they paired that Daffodil Delight skirt with that Old Olive jacket! And did you see the tights that looked like they were run through the Big Shot with the Finial Press folder?" Will you be watching this season, stamping while watching, like me?